The Watertown Chapter has now consolidated with the Dane County Chapter. This was a Watertown Chapter decision to consolidate with Dane County and we are happy to welcome all existing Watertown members as members of Dane County. Thus you will see that any events or activities on the calendar for Watertown have been removed and all activities going forward will be initiated by Dane County.
Would like to take this time before coming into a new membership year of the responsibilities and benefits of membership. Meetings are once a month and there are a couple additional meetings closer to benefit rides. We understand that family and work commitments come first but it is important that you make as many meetings as possible. If major decisions need to be put to a club vote and you cannot make a meeting you do not have a vote. So, being present at meetings does matter. This clubs success is based on the participation of our members. Your benefit is having a voice in the future of this club. Being a part of an organization that helps those in our communities. We cannot do what we do without member participation. Thank you and looking forward to a great 2015 season
Our online store is now open. We have chosen four winter items to begin selling. We have done our best to keep the prices low and shipping to a minimum to make it affordable to all. Proceeds from items sales will be used for donations to other non-for-profit agencies in our communities and towards additional giving to our ride beneficiaries. We thank you in advance for shopping with us and helping us do more in our communities. If you have suggestions for future items, please use our Contact page to provide us with your suggestions.
With the New Year here it is important for Reason2Ride as a Not-for-Profit to have reasonable and attainable goals for 2015. So for 2015 our goals are:
- Sign on 5 new sponsors at any level
- Grow both clubs with membership
- Design two benefit rides that are safe and fun!!!
- Increase our ride attendance by 10% over last year
- Continue to help our communities through volunteerism
- Keep doing what we love to do!!!
Reason2Ride wants to be the benefit ride you choose year after year.
Happy 2015 Everyone!!!
As part of our Reason2Ride initiatives to grow both the memberships within our clubs, we are looking at growing our sponsorship base. A strong sponsorship base will help with the growth of our clubs, and the work we do in our communities. With that in mind Reason2Ride now has a group set up on Linkedin. Social media is a great way to get the word out about what we do. Where Facebook is more the personal side of our clubs, Linkedin is more of the business side of our clubs. So, if you are a member of Linkedin, please join our group. Helps us spread the word about Reason2Ride!!!! Thanks!
What a year Reason2Ride has had!!! We are growing and learning and moving forward.
This year has been a year of of growth. We signed on our first Chapter Club in Watertown, Wisconsin adding 15 new members to our growing club. Dane County has also grown with 10 new members in 2014.
This has been a year of learning. Adding a new Chapter and working with other Not-For-Profit agencies has been a great learning experience for the club. We are using the experiences we have acquired over the last year to look at other opportunities to move forward into the future.
This has been a year of moving forward. As many Not-For-Profit organizations, if you do not grow or learn you cannot move forward to do the things you do best as an organization. What Reason2Ride does best is helping out our community through charitable giving and volunteerism.
Reason2Ride is looking forward to continued growth and learning opportunities to move us into a better position to help out the communities we live in. We are ready for 2015, and welcome these new opportunities.
To all of you, Reason2Ride wishes you the best this Holiday season and wish you all a very Blessed New Year!!!!
November is Reason2Ride “Pay It Forward Month”. We want to hear what you did to “Pay It Forward”. This could be from helping a neighbor rake leaves, to volunteering to serve Thanksgiving dinner, or something little that put a smile on someone’s face and made their day a little better. We want to hear how you “Paid It Forward”. So, please share with us on our Facebook page!!!
To all members of Dane County and Watertown. Saturday November 8th is our end of year party at the 3rd Street Tap in Watertown. Before the meeting there will be a board meeting of both boards at 5:30 pm. At 6:00 pm we will be having a combined club meeting of all Dane County and Watertown members. At this meeting will will be discussing R2R goals for 2015 and for all new members this will be a great way to get to know other members from both groups. At 7:00 pm we relax and have fun!!!! If you have considered becoming a member the 6:00 pm member meeting is also open to any potential new members.
Hope to see you all on November 8th.
With so many summer benefit rides out there, why choose going on a Reason2Ride Benefit ride?
Since 2003, Reason2Ride has learned what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to benefit rides. Reason2Ride has found a formula of fun and safety that works! Every year our ride grows in numbers and fun and we would love for you to be a part of the fun.
Reason2Ride wants to be the benefit ride you choose to go on year after year. Our first ride for the 2015 season is planned for the end of May. So, if you have never been on one of our rides, come and check us out.
In the last year, Reason2Ride has grown. Why this growth? So, we can do more for the communities we live in.
In 2014 we added our first chapter in Watertown, WI. This group has been a blast to work with and is doing some great things in the Watertown area.
We are updating and adding new technologies, so that as we grow we can keep up with the times. It is a tough time for not-for-profit organizations and these changes are setting us up for continued growth into the future.
So, if you want to be part of a growing organization that works with our communities to benefit the lives of others through volunteerism, we would love for you to become a part of this growning group of people.
Join the Fun…Join the Club